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Mary Hall Nelson (#47912823)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in cemeteries nearly all my life. I have taken many many photo's of stones in cemeteries, mostly in Kentucky. I was born in Webster, Ky, Breckinridge County in 1935. Back in the day, it seemed to be a custom to have a family cemetery on your farm. Not always, but a lot of families did this. My husband and I have tramped through brush, wild rose bushes and you name it, to get to some of these cemeteries. It's always worth the trip.
The photo above, is of my granddad's barn. It was built by my gg grandfather, Andrew Jackson Keys I, located on the Keys homeplace on the Rd. from Webster to Lodiburg. This is where I remember going as a child to visit my grandparents.

My Granddad's Barn
It was always there, My Granddad's barn. It stood so gracious and did no harm. On the road from Webster to Lodiburg, near the R.R. tracks, Oh my, how it takes me back, my Granddad's barn. When I was very little, every year we made the trip. It was long and hot and not much fun, but it was worth the wait. I can still feel the excitement when we rounded that last curve and I could see my granddad's barn. Now I am older and I knew, my Granddad's barn would someday be gone. It's 2011 and this was the year, the year of all my fear. I went down the road and it was gone, my Granddad's barn. Oh how I miss my Granddad's barn, on the road from Webster to Lodiburg.
Written by Mary Hall Nelson
September 2011

Dear Ancestor, your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone. The name and date have all worn off the weathered marble stone. It reaches out to all who care, it's now too late to mourn. You did not know that I'd exist, you died and I was born. Yet, each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our hearts contract and beat a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, some hundred years ago, spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so. I wonder how you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, that someday I would find this place and come and visit you.
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Tracy Komhyr
RE: looking for info. Daniel Hardin
Thanks for the information, I'm related to Obediah S. Basham, Sr. I'm always looking for DAR information. I got my membership from a never before declared ancestor, that was fun! "Baldwin Parsons"

Thanks for looking.

Added by Tracy Komhyr on Apr 10, 2016 2:33 PM
Tracy Komhyr
looking for info. Daniel Hardin
Daniel Hardin b. 1762 d. 1830 married to Alice Jolley.

What info. do you have on him. I'm looking for info. to the war you state of. Revolutionary war?


Added by Tracy Komhyr on Apr 06, 2016 8:51 PM
Tambri Junco
RE: Hall Cemetery Breckinridge County
Hi Mary,

Thanks for your message. Please send me Fred's email address. Even though my research has been non existent for quite a while, I would like it for my records. Hopefully I can continue research soon.

Take care!!
Added by Tambri Junco on Apr 04, 2016 5:40 PM
Tambri Junco
RE: Hall Cemetery Breckinridge County
Hi Mary,

Thanks for your message. I visited the Hall Cemetery last July. My Dad, Orville McCoy, is Gideon's great grandson and didn't know he was buried there. Unfortunately, many graves do not have names and that information is probably lost forever. Dad's parents, Bernard and Mernie, are both buried there and have marked headstones. The cemetery looked better than ever.

Thanks again!
Added by Tambri Junco on Apr 01, 2016 7:36 AM
Michael Kountz
I meant to say that it is more likely that Daniel the child of a sibling of Jesse's rather than his son, unless the birth dates of Jesse and his wife have been incorrectly reported.
Added by Michael Kountz on Dec 20, 2015 9:31 AM
Michael Kountz
Daniel Hardin
I can't find any records to indicate that Jesse Hardin, Memorial #148578896 is the father to Daniel Hardin, Memorial #107661554 as they are linked. I've looked on ancestry and elsewhere. Both of his parents would have been 12 years old at his birth, which makes it seem very unlikely. Do you happen to have any records that show that Jesse is the father? I think it is more likely that Daniel is a sibling of Jesse's, rather than a son.
Added by Michael Kountz on Dec 20, 2015 8:46 AM
Vonda J Dowell
Snyder Memorial Photo
Hello, Mary
It appears the photo you added to George M. Snyder #88281584 is for the wrong Snyders! I have added a correct one. I enjoyed your profile and the stories about your grandfather's barn!
Thank you, Vonda Dowell
Added by Vonda J Dowell on Nov 20, 2015 10:24 PM
Renée Gadoua-Natsch
RE: Henry Washington and Thomas Washington Basham (Bassham)
You are welcome! They are Greats of mine also.
Added by Renée Gadoua-Natsch on Nov 02, 2015 8:25 PM
Renée Gadoua-Natsch
Basham and Keys
I loved reading your bio. We are distant cousins! Thank you for everything you do.
Added by Renée Gadoua-Natsch on Nov 01, 2015 8:45 AM
John & Della Avitt
Thank you Mary for taking a photograph of John and Della Avotts gravestone. Your effort and time are greatly appreciated. Phil
Added by Wildcajun on Nov 01, 2015 7:47 AM
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